New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2012

Feature News

New Britain Lions, Boys & Girls Club Plant Trees

The New Britain Lions Club donated $2,500 as part of the Boys and Girls Club Capitol Campaign last Saturday along with donating five new trees at the grounds of the club. “Todd Czuprinski (executive director of the boys and girls…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

I have to admit I enjoyed watching the Yankees take two games from the Red Sox last weekend. Game one went just as I thought it would, but game 2 was really interesting. With the Yankees down 9-0 I took…

The Sports Journal

NBHS Baseball has Close Calls

By Ken Lipshez Three of the losses have been by the slimmest of margins and another against perhaps the best team in the CCC West went into extra innings. The New Britain High baseball team is suffering through growing pains….

The Sports Journal

Brown Returns to His Roots

Durelle Brown has come a long way since his boyhood days on New Britain’s streets … literally. The 6-foot-8 Manhattan College graduate toured the globe pursuing a career in professional basketball – five nations, some multiple times during an eight-year…


Health Information in the Internet: Can it Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Today, what information can consumers not find on the internet? With the launch of WikiLeaks, even classified documents can now be accessed by the curious. Health information is no exception. Many have searched the internet to find out why that…


CPOA Among Groups Unable to use City Hall

The New Britain Citizens Property Owners Association (CPOA) can no longer use City Hall as a meeting place. For years the group has met to conduct meetings there, and are unhappy about the new administrations decision. “This is ridiculous. City…


Editor’s Note 4-27-2012

I write this column every week and am still surprised when people ask me questions surrounding it. I was at a tag sale in Newington last Saturday when someone asked me how my trifocals were. I didn’t know this man…


Firefighters Volunteering for Rebuilding Together

On Saturday, April 28, I guarantee you will see a group of city firefighters working vigorously at a home in New Britain. Ladders will be extended to the home’s roof and firefighters, tools in hand, will be focused on their…


Good News at the Library

The Jefferson Branch of the New Britain Public Library, located at 140 Horseplain Road, has reopened. Closed since the end of February, due to water damage, the branch is once again open for regular hours: Monday – Tuesday 9 a.m….

Entertainment Feature

Polonia Business Association Plans 1st Annual Little Poland Festival

Are you looking to have a little fun and learn a bit about businesses in New Britain? On Sunday the Polonia Business Association will hold its first Annual Little Poland Festival. The festival is on Broad St. and will of…